Bo Bichette plays the heroes

Bo Bichette plays the hero


Nothing and no one can stop Bo Bichette these days. The Blue Jays shortstop again scored one of the most important hits on Monday in Toronto to help his team win 3-2 against the Tampa Bay Rays. < /p>

In the bottom of the eighth inning, with the crowd favorites trailing 2-1, Bichette brought himself to the plate with Raimel Tapia positioned at second base. With a count of three balls and two strikes, as well as two putouts recorded by the visitors, the 24-year-old expelled the seventh offering from gunner Jason Adam out of bounds, thus giving the lead to the his.

It was also Bichette who produced the first run for the Jays, on a single in the fourth inning.

This victory is all the more important for the Jays, who pass their rivals of the day in the standings. This puts them half a game ahead of the Rays, as both teams not only try to secure one of the playoff draft spots, they also try to join the New York Yankees. York at the top of the East Division of the American.

Returning to the duel, gunner Jose Berrios allowed only two runs, only one earned, on six hits and a goal on balls. He also struck out four opponents in six and a third innings, but was not involved in the decision. Instead, it was reliever Tim Mayza (7-0) who saw the win added to his record, while Jordan Romano signed his 33rd save of the season.

The two teams will continue this important series of five games on Tuesday with a doubleheader.

Bichette in the spotlight

A few hours before the match, Bichette was named the American League Player of the Week.

He averaged .500, scored 11 points and drove in 13 in the last seven days. He hit four doubles, one triple and five home runs.

His home run included a three-home run game against the Baltimore Orioles on September 5.

These were the very first time that Bichette has received such an honor since playing in major league baseball, that is since the 2019 campaign.

If he continues this momentum, Bichette could also receive the title of player of the month of September. Since the 1st of the month, including Monday night's game, the representative of Canada's only Major League Baseball team has maintained an impressive batting average of .511, batting 24 times from safe places, in addition to producing 21 points.< /p>